Thursday, April 22, 2010

There would be no Earth Day without Bugs Bunny

...because Bugs saved the Earth in the 1948 Warner Bros. cartoon Haredevil Hare.
You'll remember that Marvin the Martian was bent on destroying the Earth using his Uranium Pu-36 Space Modulator.
When Bugs realizes the gravity of the situation, he cries out in horror:  "You can't blow up the Earth...all of my friends are on the Earth!"

In the end, it's the Moon that gets blown up.  Earth is saved, and 22 years later Earth Day is born.  Hooray...and thank you, Bugs Bunny!

Happy Earth Day!  Now get out there and hug your planet.